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Forum+ is proud to present an online event to commemorate International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) on Sunday 17th May at 5.30 pm. Come together online with forum+ as we make global noise with the international LGBTQ community to celebrate this year’s theme of ‘Breaking the Silence’.

Enjoy discussion, poetry and performance live online with Lisa Power LGBTQ rights campaigner, Xnthony award winning performer fusing cabaret and theatre and acclaimed performance poet Hannah Chutzpah. 

Hear about the support services that are offered by forum+ to victims of homophobic, biphobic or transphobic harassment or hate crime.

For more information and a link to this free event please email info@forumplus.org.uk


DERBY

Event: Rainbow Flag at Derby City Council
Direction: Derby City Council will be flying the rainbow flag in the Sir Peter Hilton Memorial Gardens (opposite the Council House on Corporation Street) over the weekend of 15 May 2020  to show its support for IDAHOBIT.
Date: 15 May – 17 May 2020


BRADFORD

Event: Online Arts Project
Direction: 
Date: 17th May
Time: all day
Info: Bradford Youth Service and the Equity Partnership in Bradford will be working with young people and its LGBTQ+ members to promote positive messages of love, acceptance and understanding.  Due to COVID 19 our youth groups and support groups for LGBTQ+ communities in Bradford are no longer running. To help with isolation and to promote a sense of community, we will be sending out arts packs for young people and members to create their own art work celebrating IDAHOT.  All art work will be then displayed on social media platforms to promote and celebrate IDAHOT.


LONDON

Event: The Word is Out
Direction: The Arrupe Hall, 114 Mount Street, Mayfair, London W1K 3AH
Date: Friday, 22 May 2020
Time: 18.30-20.00
Info: The LGBT+ Catholics Westminster Pastoral Council welcomes you to a series of monthly, 4th Friday gatherings  to reflect on and discuss key Biblical texts as they impact on LGBT+ Catholics, parents and families. The 1st session will include a showing of the award-winning documentary “For The Bible Tells Me So”, featuring Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bishop Gene Robinson, Rabbi Steve Greenberg, and others.  Refreshments from 18.30 – Start: 19.00


DUDLEY

Event: IDAHOTB  Dudley
Direction: A free public event hosted by Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council with The Mayor of Dudley.
Date: Friday 15 May 2020
Time: 11.30am – 12.30pm
Info: Full details to be announced.
Including:
A mixture of key speeches and music to inform and celebrate IDAHOBT day.  
Raising of the Rainbow flag on the Council House and Dudley Castle.
A minute’s applause.


BRIGHTON AND HOVE

Event: Songs of Pride and Protest
Direction: Facebook live event programed and commissioned by Brighton and Hove LGBTQ Worker’s Forum and The Rainbow Fund.
www.facebook.com/nickymitchellmusic
Date: Sunday 17th May 2020
Time: 15.00 GMT
Info: Join Nicky Mitchell Live on Facebook, with songs of Pride and Protest on Sunday 17th May, 2020.

A seasoned performer, Nicky’s facebook live events have captured a strong and loyal following. 
Well crafted, effiecient and engaging. Well lit, great sound and smooth delivery, Nicky takes a lot of pride in her pride events!


SCOTLAND

As many of us are still confined, respecting the measures and recommendations regarding physical dstance, LGBT Scotland decided to mark IDAHOBIT with the interactive digital workshop – LGBTI World Tour!
Using Google Maps Street View, you’ll take a tour of some of the world’s monuments to LGBTI people, learning more about their lives and the events that brought them into the public consciousness as you go.

It’s designed to be delivered over digital platforms (like Teams, Skype, Zoom or other live communication platforms) by teachers and youth group leaders, but it may also be of interest to families at home who want to mark the occasion and learn more about LGBTI history.


BLACKPOOL

Event: IDAHOBIT – Blackpool
Direction: www.Facebook.com/HorizonLGBT
Date: 17th May 2020
Time: All Day
Info: During the current restrictions in the UK, we have move all of our social and support groups to online and digital platforms. We will be discussing the impact of IDAHOBIT within our groups, in the week leading up to the event, as well as over the weekend.  Utalising our social media platforms, we will be sharing images and messages over the weekend to promote the message “Break the Silence” and encouraging our local community to share the posts far and wide. We will be using #BreakTheSilence along with #IDAHOBIT so that anyone can follow along with us throughout the day on Facebook.


UK WIDE

Website: www.reportout.org
Facebook: @SOGIReportOUT
Twitter: @OUT_report
Instagram: @SOGI_reportout
LinkedIn: ReportOUT
Date: 17/05/2020
Time: 18:00 GMT
Info: ReportOUT will release to the public, our ‘Empty Shoes Campaign’ to raise awareness amongst the public of what is happening to people across the globe in terms of harm, violence and discrimination. We will make the silent voices heard. Since the last IDAHOTB day, we have selected names from a list of SOGI activists – people who have been killed in this past year because of who they are and what they fought for. We chose to show these names as empty shoes taken beside a candle to remember them – to show who they are, where they were from and how they died. We wanted to bring to light the names of those who can no longer speak to break the silence of their passing and to ensure that they are remembered.


Event: Norfolk and Waveney Mind IDAHOBIT celebrations
Direction: www.facebook.com/norfolkandwaveneymind/
www.norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk/LGBTQ
Date: Sunday 17 May 2020
Time: Throughout the day
Info: We have organised several things for IDAHOBIT 2020. As a mental health organisation, we are  especially keen to celebrate the fact that this year is the 30th anniversary of the World Health Organisation  declassifying homosexuality as a mental health condition. Here’s what we’ve got planned:
– releasing a 5 minute mindfulness meditation called Breathing Space 
– signing the Norwich Pride Pledge and pledging to be a safe, warm and welcoming organisation for LGBTQ+ people 
– creating an exhibition in the form of a film called “I love my family” which captures the artwork and thoughts of children in families with LGBTQ+ parents and loved ones
– integrating our IDAHOBIT celebrations into our Festival of Kindness as part of Mental Health Awareness Week which starts  on Monday 18th May

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